When the architects of Cathedral of Notre-Dame set to work some 850 years ago, their goals were nothing if not ambitious. The church’s sanctuary, they decreed, must be taller than any built before. The nave would rise 108 feet, and the two 223-feet-tall towers would cast a far-reaching shadow over the roofs of Paris. TheContinue reading “20 Amazing Photos Showing the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris During the 1800s”
By the time racing resumed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway after World War I, the Indianapolis 500 was already a renowned sporting event, attracting an international entry of drivers and cars and a crowd of more than 100,000. Carl Fisher’s dream of building a proving ground that would put machine and man to the ultimateContinue reading “36 Fascinating Vintage Photos of Motor Racing From the 1920s and 1930s”
Mobile began as the first capital of colonial French Louisiana in 1702. During its first 100 years, Mobile was a colony of France, then Britain, and lastly Spain. Mobile first became a part of the United States of America in 1813, with the annexation of West Florida under President James Madison. The photographs below revealContinue reading “33 Amazing Vintage Photos of Life in Mobile, Alabama during the 1900s”
Born 1925 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, American model and actress Martha Vickers began her career as a model and cover girl. She moved to Hollywood when her father, an automobile dealer, assumed control of an agency in Burbank, California. Vickers was 15 at that time. Vickers’ first film role was a small uncredited part inContinue reading “49 Stunning Photos of Model & Actress Martha Vickers in the 1940s”
(Photos from klimbims)
In the early 20th century, women were not the only ones to get tighter swimsuits. Men’s swimwear also slimmed down to show off his new athletic body. In many ways, men’s and women’s suits were nearly identical. Men’s swimsuit in this period was mostly a one piece tank top and shorts, and the striped onesContinue reading “30 Vintage Photos of Men’s Striped Swimwear from the Early 20th Century”
Bill Brandt was a British photographer and photojournalist. Although born in Germany, Brandt moved to London in 1933 and began documenting all levels of British society. This kind of documentary was uncommon at that time.